Well, 2016 has come and gone and 2017 is underway. This brings change to everything including fishing.
It is still the winter fishing season and even with a mild winter so far there are some choices as to where to go and what to fish for.
During this time of year with the lakes all pulled to winter pool, most back water areas dry and a lot of the cover exposed, fish will have to rely on deeper, warmer main lake areas to hold and feed. This is where a larger lake has the advantage over smaller lakes in the wintertime.
The larger lakes offer the wintertime angler more chances to find and catch fish also. Some of the most fished for winter fish in our area are largemouth bass, smallmouth bass an, crappie and stripper. All of these fish are normally active during the winter months.
If you got any new fishing tackle for Christmas, you can try it out soon. So if you’re looking for a place to try your luck, try some of the larger lakes for the best chance.